Museum of Us
A travelling museum celebrating the people of Hastings and St Leonards will be popping-up across town throughout February and March 2021.
Visitors to the ‘Museum of Us’ will be able to donate items if they wish as well as view the items on display.
The donations can be anything you feel represents yourself, your town or your story. This could be a drawing, a description of a place or person, an object you have found or anything you may have rattling around in the bottom of your bag.
Bags and labels will be provided for delicate objects to be hung and there will be a camera and printer to photograph objects if needed.
The museum is inspired by Wunderkammers (cabinets of wonder) that originate from the sixteenth century. The word ‘cabinet’ would often refer to whole rooms filled with interesting objects from around the world telling stories and these installations were the early beginnings of our modern day museums. It aims to unite all people to create a platform for expression for everyone to feel represented and seen.
‘Museum of Us’ is created and developed by Jazmine Miles-Long
Jazmine Miles-Long is an Artist, Educator and Ethical Taxidermist based in St Leonards On Sea. Jazmine currently has artworks on show in The Dirty Old Gallery (Old Town Hastings), Big Yin Gallery (St Leonards) and as part of the ‘Painting the Prom Exhibition’ (St Leonards Seafront). She has run workshops for both children and adults at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, The Horniman Museum & Gardens, The Booth Museum of Natural History, The De La Warr Pavilion and more.
‘Museum of Us’ is a Home Live Art commission for Hastings Last Thursdays, an ambitious programme of public artworks, performances and live music funded by ERDF Welcome Back Fund via Hastings Brough Council and produced by Home Live Art and Hastings Fat Tuesday.